It will likely be a short-lived stay at the top of the USCHO.com poll for Notre Dame as the Irish fell to No. 3 Minnesota Duluth, 3-1, completing the weekend sweep of the two-game series for the Bulldogs.
Minnesota Duluth jumped out to a 2-0 lead on a first-period tally by Kobe Roth and a Noah Cates goal early in the second.
After Bobby Nardella drew the Irish within a goal with 15:17 remaining, it was another Cates, this time brother Jackson, who added the insurance goal for Minnesota Duluth.
Both Jackson and Noah Cates finished the game with a goal and an assist each for the Bulldogs.
Hunter Shepard stopped 27 shots to earn the win while Cale Morris saved 20 in defeat for the Irish.
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No. 18 Northeastern 3, No. 2 St. Cloud State 2
Trailing 2-0 late in the second, Northeastern scored the game’s final three goals to upset second-ranked St. Cloud State, 3-2, handing them their first loss of the season.
St. Cloud grabbed a lead on a first period goal by Blake Lizotte and a tally by Jack Ahcan with 4:49 left in the second.
But an Eric Williams goal with 1:38 left in the second gave host Northeastern life.
Early in the third, Biagio Lerario knotted things on the power play and Grant Jozefek’s fourth of the season with 6:25 remaining was the game-winner.
— Northeastern MHKY (@GoNUmhockey) October 28, 2018
Cayden Prime stopped 25 shots for Northeastern.